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Finance Director

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The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo (ACGK) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to enrich and engage our community through the arts. Founded in 1966, the ACGK is now in its 50th year promoting and supporting the arts in Kalamazoo County. ACGK is deeply committed to sustaining and improving the vibrant cultural life of greater Kalamazoo. An expansive and multi-pronged multi-disciplinary arts organization, ACKG currently supports over 300 members.
 

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Finance Director administers and guides the financial, human resource and IT systems of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. Duties include preparing budgets for Finance Committee review; accepting, preparing, and reconciling all financial accounts for the organization as well as preparing and presenting financial reports as requested to staff, fiscal sponsors and grantors, and members of the Board of Directors. This position will also oversee the processing of timesheets and payroll as well as supervise the timely payment of taxes, and the distribution of W-2s and 1099s. Our Finance Director will also be asked to assist in the administration of employee health plans and other benefits, as well as provide supervision and guidance to our contracted IT personnel to keep our systems working and PCI compliant. This position will be asked to work both independently and as a team member and will be relied upon to suggest policy change as well as implement procedural changes that keep the organization working within best business practices.
 

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that enjoys working with people, has a love for the arts, and a strong desire to be part of a successful team with a keen attention to detail. This is a full-time salaried position that requires availability during hours of operation, as well as some nights and/or weekends.
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To apply, please submit cover letter and resume referencing where you found out about this position to Attn: Kristen Chesak, Executive Director Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 203 Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or by email at kmitchell@kalamazooarts.org. Please use the subject heading ‘Finance Director Application’ in all email correspondence. EOE. Position open until filled.

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Below you will find a listing of the current volunteer opportunities at the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. 

 If you're interested in receiving occasional emails regarding volunteer opportunities with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Opportunities sign-up form.  Note: You will be able to remove yourself from the list at any time.

General Office/Clerical

Assist the Arts Council, or Arts Council member organizations, with general office and clerical work, 3-6 hours a week. General filing, mailing, research and data entry.

  • Hours: Varies during regular office hours. [8am - 5pm M-F]
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Opportunity End Date: Ongoing
  • Currently accepts Court Ordered Service: No
  • Is this opportunity suitable for groups? Varies by task.
  • Location: All locations are in downtown Kalamazoo. Specific site varies based on need.

Art Hop Facilitator

Facilitators assist artists in a single location during the evening of Art Hop. They keep a record of works sold, and provide receipts to patrons that make a purchase. They interact with Art Hop guests, and encourage them to provide contact information to ACGK so as to be added to our hop postcard distribution. This requires a time commitment of anywhere between 1 – 4 hours on Art Hop nights, including pick-up and return of packet materials to the Arts Council. This is a fun task for friends, spouses, or relatives who'd like to work together.

  • Hours: First Friday of each month [5-9pm].
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Minimum Age with Adult: 18
  • Opportunity End Date: Ongoing
  • Currently accepts Court Ordered Service: No
  • Is this opportunity suitable for groups? 1-2 People
  • Location: All locations are in downtown Kalamazoo. Specific site varies based on need.

ACGK Art Hop Ambassador 

Art Hop Ambassadors are our people on the street. We need you to reach out to the community to assist in promoting an active presence of the ACGK throughout Art Hop, strengthen relationships with Art Hop partners, create visible tie between the Arts Council and Art Hop, distribute promotional material to the community, represent the Arts Council by building relationships with the community, acting as eyes and ears, helping to monitor Art Hop activities as well as supplementing staff and assisting duties. This requires a time commitment of anywhere between 1 – 4 hours on Art Hop nights, including pick-up and return of packet materials to the Arts Council. This is a fun task for friends, spouses, or relatives who'd like to work together.

  • Hours: First Friday of each month [5-9pm]. Dates and times may vary.
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Minimum Age with Adult: 18
  • Opportunity End Date: Ongoing
  • Currently accepts Court Ordered Service: No
  • Is this opportunity suitable for groups? Yes
  • Location: All locations are in downtown Kalamazoo. Specific site(s) varies based on need.

Event Volunteers

Volunteers needed for various events throughout the year. Events include, but are not limited to, All Ears Theatre performances, Bravo! performances, Concerts in the Park performances, Make Music Kalamazoo summer music festival, United Teens Talent auditions and performance, the Community Arts Award program and more. Volunteers may assist Arts Council staff, performers, act as ushers or greeters, serve refreshments, or other various duties.

  • Hours: Vary by event.
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Minimum Age with Adult: 16
  • Opportunity End Date: Ongoing
  • Currently accepts Court Ordered Service: Varies by event.
  • Is this opportunity suitable for groups? Varies by event.
  • Location: Varies by event.

 


If interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Opportunities sign-up form.  Note: You will be able to remove yourself from the list at any time.